Professional Service

Program Director (July, 2007 - August 2010), National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Robust Intelligence Cluster (RI).

Received NSF's Director's Award of Excellence in 2010 "in recognition of his intellectual leadership, his contributions to innovation in merit review, his leadership in the development of CISE's scientific stance on the role of computing research in energy and the environment, and his deep commitment to the advancement of science and engineering."

My Independent Research and Development (IRD) while serving at (and supported by) the NSF focused on applications of artificial intelligence to problems of sustainability and climate change, quantifying the energy footprints of computing infrastructure and its use (including its potential to reduce energy footprints in other sectors such as travel), and infusing computing education with treatments of contemporary and ethical issues so as to encourage the development of socially engaged computational thinkers.

Editor

Associate Editor, Machine Learning (1993 -- 2002).
Associate Editor, IEEE Expert/Intelligent Systems (1994 -- 1999).
Area Editor, AI and Sustainability, IEEE Intelligent Systems(beginning September 2011)

Boards

Member, Editorial Board of Machine Learning (1989 -- 1993, 2002 -- 2005).
Member, Governing Board of the Society for Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (1993--1999).
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (1994--1997).
Member, Editorial Board of Intelligent Data Analysis -- An International Journal (1996--2005).
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (2000--present).
Member, Advisory Council of the Society for Intelligent Data Analysis (2001--present ).

Conference and Workshop Chairs

Program Chair, Symposium on Computational Approaches to Concept Formation, Palo Alto, CA (1990).

Cochair (with Wray Buntine), Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence Systems in Aerospace and Industry, Orlando (1994).

General Chair, Fifth International Workshop on AI and Statistics, Ft. Lauderdale (1995).

General Chair, Fourteenth International Conference on Machine Learning, Nashville, TN (1997).

Conference and Workshop Committees

(Inter)National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI and IJCAI):

Member, Program Committee, Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Boston, MA (1990).

Area Cochair (machine learning with Steve Minton), Program Committee, Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Anaheim, CA (1991).

Member, Program Committee, Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Washington, DC (1993).

Member, Program Committee, Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Seattle, Washington (1994).

Member, Program Committee, Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Portland, Oregon (1996).

Member, Program Committee, Computational Sustainability track, Twenty-Fifth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco, CA (2011).

Member, Senior Program Committee, Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain (2011).

International Conferences and Workshops on Machine Learning:

Member, Program Committee, Fifth International Machine Learning Conference, Ann Arbor, MI (1988).

Member, Program Committee, Sixth International Machine Learning Workshop, Ithaca, NY (1989). Also Chair, ``Incremental Learning" session.

Member, Program Committee, Seventh International Machine Learning Conference, Austin TX (1990).

Member, Organizing Committee, Eighth International Machine Learning Workshop, Evanston, IL (1991).

Member, Program Committee, Ninth International Machine Learning Conference, Aberdeen, UK (1992).

Member, Program Committee, Tenth International Machine Learning Conference, Amherst, MA (1993).

Member, Program Committee, Eleventh International Machine Learning Conference, Princeton, NJ (1994).

Conference (General and Program) Chair, Fourteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (1997).

Program committee, Fifteenth International Conference on Machine Learning. (1998)

Program committee, Sixteenth International Conference on Machine Learning. (1999)

Area Chair (Unsupervised Learning), Program Committee, Seventeenth International Conference on Machine Learning. (2000).

Program committee, Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (2001).

Area Chair, Program Committee, Nineteenth International Conference on Machine Learning. (2002).

Program committee, Twentieth International Conference on Machine Learning (2003).

Other:

Member, Program Committee, Third Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society Conference, Carbondale, Illinois (1991).

Member, Program Committee, Fourth International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Kauai, Hawaii (1991).

Member, Program Committee, Workshop on Knowledge Compilation and Speedup Learning, Aberdeen, UK (1992).

Member, Program Committee, Workshop on Knowledge Compilation and Speedup Learning, Amherst, MA (1993).

Member, Program Committee, International Symposium on Integrating Knowledge and Neural Heuristics, Pensacola Beach, FL (1994).

Member, Program Committee, Sixth International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (1997).

Program committee, Seventh International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (1999).\\

Program Co-chair, Third International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (1999).

Program committee, Eleventh European Conference on Machine Learning (2000).

General Chair, Fourth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (2001).

Program committee, 12th European Conference on Machine Learning (2001).

Vice Chair, Program Committee, Third IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Melbourne, FL, Nov 19-22 (2003).

Member, Program Committee, Ninth ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Aug 24-27 (2003).


Douglas H. Fisher